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Re: question

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Amy L Pate (apate)
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 19:16:15 -0700 (MST)

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I am studying college instructors, and am interested in how many college
instructors are practicing artists. Especially in the area of design
and illustration.

I am currently looking at whether it is more important to have extensive
experience in the field, versus strong teaching skills and teaching

In my school we only hire 'working professionals', and I am often amazed
at how a great portfolio doesn't mean the person can be a good teacher.
My concern is trying to train these 'professionals' the neccessary
skills to function in a classroom.

I would be interested in any comments.


On Tue, 12 Aug 1997

> I have a question I would like to place before this distinguished group.
> In your opinion should art teachers be practicing artists? Yes or no? Why or
> why not?
> Reatha Wilkins
> Carolina Forest High School
> Myrtle Beach, SC

Amy L Pate

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